• Users Online: 264
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 207-209

Vaginal birth after laparoscopic management of heterotopic pregnancy at the Douala general hospital, Cameroon: A case report


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea and Douala General Hospital, Cameroon
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Douala, Cameroon
3 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Cameroon

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Thomas O Egbe
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea and Douala General Hospital
Cameroon
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/TJOG.TJOG_97_19

Rights and Permissions

Heterotopic pregnancy is the simultaneous presence of an intrauterine and ectopic pregnancy. The prevalence of the condition is unknown in Cameroon. We report a case of heterotopic pregnancy managed by laparoscopy. MS a 33-year-old G2P0010 woman was admitted to our department because of 7 2/7 weeks' amenorrhea, mild vaginal bleeding, and severe lower abdominal pain. She has a 6 years' history of secondary infertility, one induced abortion, and chlamydia infection treated with doxycycline. Furthermore, she has a history of left laparoscopic salpingotomy for tubo-ovarian abscess. She became pregnant after receiving clomiphene citrate and timed intercourse. Her beta hCG assay was 97000 mIU/mL and transvaginal sonography confirmed ruptured heterotopic pregnancy. She underwent laparoscopic left salpingectomy and the intrauterine pregnancy evolved normally and she gave birth to a healthy female that weighed 3050 g at 38 5/7 weeks gestation. The diagnosis of heterotopic pregnancy needs a high index of suspicion. Laparoscopic treatment of heterotopic pregnancy needs to become widespread in Cameroon.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed123    
    Printed12    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded20    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal